The office of the future: Best left in the past

Posted by Marlinee on Jun 9, 2011 in Work

One would think that by now we would have figured out how to make an office environment ergonomically effective, aesthetically attractive, and conducive to working. Apparently not. I believe this is due to the competing agendas of designers, owners of the purse strings, and men (which probably the first two happen to be). Here are [...]

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Nice work if you can get it: Part 2

Posted by Marlinee on Mar 3, 2011 in Work

As I have mentioned previously, I spent a number of years working on various projects for Ontario Hydro. Although some of this time was spent at exotic locales like the Pickering and Bruce nuclear plants, we also had some quality time at the main office at the corner of College and University in Toronto. We [...]



Nice work if you can get it

Posted by Marlinee on Feb 6, 2011 in Work

Once upon a time, I spent a couple of years working on various projects at Ontario Hydro in preparation for retubing the Bruce nuclear power reactor. Due to pressure from left wing factions, the retubing project got cancelled, but only after about three years and many millions of dollars spent on consultants like me. Once [...]

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My First Job: Computers Are Us

Posted by Marlinee on Aug 5, 2010 in Work

When I graduated with my library science degree I was pretty sure I didn’t want to have anything to do with actual libraries. In the library world, these non-libraries are called special libraries, which now that I think of it, makes them sound a bit learning disabled. Anyhow, special libraries are usually corporate libraries. I [...]

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